Milestone for GT Emissions Systems

Posted on 7 Jul 2015 by Victoria Fitzgerald

GT Emissions Systems, part of the GT Group, is celebrating a significant milestone after it passed the 2.5 million mark for its Emission Control Systems manufactured at its County Durham factory.

The advanced engineering specialist will further build upon this landmark after it embarked on its latest production agreement with a major international Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

Keith Bendelow, Group managing director (left) & Geoff Turnbull, chairman of GT Group (right).
Keith Bendelow, Group managing director (left) & Geoff Turnbull, chairman of GT Group (right).

Following extensive R&D and the production of bespoke prototype units, full-scale production is underway, which will see the company produce more than half a million valves a year up to 2020 and beyond.

GT Emissions Systems manufactures exhaust gas control systems for on and off highway vehicles, construction equipment and industrial and marine applications, for global OEMs at its factory in Peterlee. These systems positively contribute to diesel engine manufacturers’ emission strategies and are compliant with international emission targets Euro 6, Tier 4 and pPNLT.

Utilising the latest emission technologies, its range of valve systems deliver a variety of solutions. Exhaust Gas Recirculation (ERG) Valves, for example, precisely measure a proportion of exhaust gas, which is then passed through a cooler and recirculated into the combustion chamber reducing Nitrogen Oxide emissions.

GT Emissions has invested millions of pounds in new plant and machinery, including dedicated assembly and test cells and seen its workforce increase to more than 350.

Geoff Turnbull, chairman of GT Group, said: “Several million vehicles around the world now feature an emission control system produced by GT, which is a significant achievement and is a real North East success story.

“It highlights the position UK companies can accomplish in global markets through intensive research and development of innovative solutions, which have a positive impact on the environment.

“We are continually investing in our manufacturing technology and facilities to ensure we can maintain high levels of productivity alongside consistently evolving our emission systems to ensure they meet international regulations and support our customers’’ emission targets.”